The Coin

The Coin won a Finalist Award in the Mystery/Suspense Category from the Indie Excellence National Awards.

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El Tigre

El Tigre won a Finalist Award in Western Fiction in both Indie Excellence and USA Best Books Awards.

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El Tigre II

El Tigre II has won a Finalist Award in the Western Category in the Indie Excellence National Awards Competition.

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Lobo was the winning novel in the Military Fiction Category in the Indie Excellence National Awards Competition.

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The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles, Book 2 ISBN: 9781514490112, an e-book history/thriller (Rev. Date: 05/20/2016 Xlibris 18887954274) by Ronald E. Yates.

Plot: Ted Sayles is recounting from journals of his grandfather William (Billy) Fitzroy Raglan Battles as this fundamentally journalistic newspaperman encounters endless adventure in the waning years of the 19th and early years of the 20th Century, the era of intense attempts to extend colonialism. The reader is informed that Book 1 covered the first thirty-three years of Billy’s life from the time he is a wide-eyed eager teen from Lawrence, Kansas who, although employed as a newsman, also became a Deputy U.S. Marshall involved in a shoot-out with an outlaw gang and tragically loses of his dearly beloved wife after only a few short years. In this second book the reader finds that Billy, in utter despair has deserted his four-year-old daughter, his mother and his dead wife’s loving parents and boarded the S.S. China to ‘loose himself’ in the ‘mysterious orient’. Here he meets the ravishing but intimidating Baroness Katherina von Schreiben, a widow travelling to visit her brother who has a hugely successful mahogany export business in the Philippines. She is being followed by a German intelligence agent because of the manner/cause of her husband’s death and because she purportedly is carrying missing governmental secret documents. The man following her is Oskar Eichel, coincidentally a former Pinkerton man who had been assigned earlier to investigate Billy because of the manner in which one of the gangsters had ‘disappeared’. The Baroness is desperate, confides in Billy that she had killed her husband, but had not murdered him. From this excitingly complicated beginning, the author takes the reader on a journey involving war and/or action in Hawaii, the Philippines, French Indochina, Hong Kong, several cities in the United States and in Germany and other parts of Europe.

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A Pigeon’s Tale

A Pigeon’s Tale ISBN: 9781514136539, Gross Mountain Press, e-book by S. A. Mahan.

Plot: A young Homing Pigeon is the only escapee from invasion of the flock’s roost by a wildcat. He barely makes it to town where he joins a group of ‘ordinary’ pigeons on the telephone wires. Here he is taken almost literally under the wing of wily ‘Old Dude’ who, through his knowledge shared by all birds, is aware of the yearling’s heritage and gradually teaches him basic survival tactics along with introducing him to children at grade school where he begins to learn basic elements of ‘human learning’. At Old Dude’s urging, the youngster travels south with a migrating flock of geese, becomes attached to Grandpa, an extremely intelligent and highly educated human, who along with his six well-educated brothers, is preparing for the cataclysmic fate that he predicts will befall earth. Grandpa teaches him more basics and some advanced technics and works with him and his natural ‘bird instincts’ to aid in the preparations he, his brothers and several other intellectuals are making to survive the predicted coming disaster. The story gradually unfolds to end most interestingly with a strong message of hope.

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Modify Destiny

Modify Destiny ISBN: 9781519740243, an e-book by Bill Higgins, first self-published as The Project by William D. Higgins in 2007.

Plot: The reader is introduced to “the project” as Reuben Garrett proceeds to meet with a high level governmental ‘security officer’ to play him a tape made years before of a secret meeting with President Kennedy that acknowledged recognition of the fact that UFO’s were making not infrequent visits to earth. We next are introduced to protagonist Dave Reed, a former Air Force Officer who, after a short time as a security guard, now functions as a night shift message watch officer for several organizations in the CIA. He is a likeable guy, constantly sleep-deprived because of his simultaneous studying for his M.A. degree He equates well with his co-worker Mary Ann Adams, as well as his supervisor Whitley Larson and co-worker Bob Wang, a huge Chinese-American weightlifter who was born in America but raised in Hong Kong and incidentally has a relative with top secret clearance. He has an interest in UFO’s after having experienced a brush with one in flight that he has been ordered ‘to forget’. Reports of an increased number of sightings of the craft are reported as particularly prevalent in the very small town of Ramps, W. Virginia. Co-incidentally, the message center receives a flash message from NORAD of an unusual sighting over the Bering Sea followed shortly by a strange call from the organization’s Commanding Officer to forget it as it was an error. Dave has been corresponding with a character, John ‘Tater’ Potts who had had encounters with UFO’s in Ramps. He has a long week-end so decides to get together with him to talk about them. Bob accompanies him and here they meet Tater, his well-educated sister Shelby, the local Sheriff’s Deputy, the head of a civilian organization established to investigate UFO’s and a pleasant stranger Dan Hoffman, who is not exactly who he appears to be. From here the story unfolds with a picture of governmental cover-up and a strange tale of the purported origin of, activity of, and reasons for this activity by the inhabitants of the space ships. All ensuing activity proceeds to an explanation of certain ‘happenings’ and an epilogue with a resulting ‘correction’.

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Golden Children

Golden Children, is a short fictional story in e-book form by Avi Lewis Wolfson.

Plot: Ted Camble is a newly hired (largely because of his Great Grandfather’s reputation) staffer at Riafnu Unified School District special programs for Special Needs Children. He actually dislikes and abuses these children; e.g., when seemingly providing praise or help he actually physically hurts them although in a manner not easily observable so a parent believes the help and/or praise is sincere. Unfortunately the children are too young to differentiate and must assume the parents, whom Ted impresses, are correct, so he becomes a ‘hero’. Ted and the District’s Director of Special Education Stacy Stumpkins, the young wife of the elderly school Principle Howard, are in an illicit relationship. The husband dies shortly thereafter at a dinner eating Ted’s and his mother’s recipe. The couple think it wise not to mention their relationship, but eventually marry and complications ensue that result in an unmasking of Ted’s actual character faults and associated attitude toward the children

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Just Juliet

Just Juliet, published by Inkitt, the Hipster’s Library, an e-book by Charlotte Reagan.

Plot: The story line simply follows a group of young people as they move through their lives and relationships during their high school years with eventual dispersal to various colleges and slightly beyond. The actual school time activities are presented quite superficially with more prominent concentration on those of a social or inter-relational nature. The reason unfolds quite quickly when the reader discovers that the main theme is to follow the evolution of the main protagonist, Lena, into an individual with active bi-/homosexuality. The story examines the feelings and activities of this individual as she becomes entangled with a young woman, Juliet, who has a most unusual and understanding family. It details the evolving relationship with her, Juliet’s family, Lena’s own family and with her heterosexual friends and acquaintances and progresses to build ultimately to a most interesting conclusion.

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